It has been a fun, but busy week! Tuesday night I met my mom and one of my best friends (poor girl has had to put up with me since we were 5) in L.A. at Sur La Table for a cooking class taught by Jaden (of Steamy Kitchen).
It was a blast to finally meet my mentor in person! These past months as I’ve been interning for Steamy Kitchen I’ve come to feel like I know Jaden through all of our emails and phone calls even though we had never actually met face to face. She is just as sweet and amazing in person, if not more so.
The class was great–Jaden taught an extensive menu consisting of Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Firecracker Shrimp, Pan-Fried Tofu with Dark Sweet Soy Sauce, Chinese Sausage Fried Rice, and Chocolate Wontons. Doesn’t my mom make an adorable chocolate wonton model?
The class was a blast–filled with good food and good people. This lady, one of the Sur La Table people, was HILARIOUS. I wanted to bring her home with me.
Last night I was back in L.A. to attend a party thrown by Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple, for Jaden, celebrating the release of her wonderful new cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. If you don’t have her cookbook yet, you may have the chance to win one next week . . . *hint, hint*
Tomorrow morning Mr. Fuji and I are leaving early to fly up to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival. The kiddos get to spend the weekend being spoiled by my parents, so I don’t think they’re going to miss us too much. That being said, I’m off to pack for the weekend!